I hope everyone enjoyed today's special luncheon. Thank you to all of the guests who joined us.
Today I reviewed the first 4 ways goods and services are received. They are: buy/pay, barter/trade, contest, and majority rules/vote. Just a reminder that the test on these 4 are this Friday. Your child will need to be able to tell me these 4 ways. I suggest periodically asking your child to list them from now until Friday morning. Practice will make perfect!
A great big THANK YOU for all of the book donations. I cannot wait to read and share them with our class over the remainder of the school year. I LOVE them all!
Just a reminder that Friday is PAJAMA DAY! Your child may wear pjs if a $1 donation is made. Money will be collected in the cafeteria. This is an optional activity. We don't have p.e. this week so slippers may also be worn. I'm looking forward to wearing my slippers! :)
Congratulations to everyone who knew the magic phrase this week. I can't believe how many pieces of candy I gave away! I'm thrilled! Look for a new one after Thanksgiving. I'll stock up on more sweets!
We'll continue to subtract with number lines tomorrow. There will be a timed test on Friday morning followed by multi-step problem solving.
I have two reading groups that finished their books this week. We will not start another book before Thanksgiving break. I don't want anyone to forget what we read over the week off. I'm going to try to get the other two groups to finish their books by Friday. Fingers crossed! :)
Just a reminder, ( as if you could forget) next week there is no school. Enjoy your time off with friends and family. If you are traveling, be safe! Please know how thankful I am to be at such a wonderful school teaching your child. There's no place I'd rather be and nothing I'd rather be doing! I feel very blessed!
Today we previewed the book fair. You may send your child with money to purchase books or you can take your child after lunch on Wednesday. I have a list of books I'd love to have for the classroom in the donation pockets if you're interested in donating a book to our class. If you are interested in purchasing your books online go to http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/gmmc between November 13 and November 30.
Our Thanksgiving luncheon is on Wednesday, November 18th, 10:15-10:50. Following the lunch, your child and his/her special guest(s) are welcome to go to the book fair, have professional photographs taken, and admire the veterans' display. If your child is going to be checked out early by anyone other than you, please make sure to send a note with your child on Wednesday morning giving your permission. I'll have the check out form in the classroom, so please let your child's guest(s) know that they don't need to go through the office for this procedure. All guests can meet us outside of the classroom at 10:10.
We continued our capitalization lesson today. Our focus for capitals is on holidays, product names, and geographic locations. This assessment will be given on Thursday.
We almost finished sharing our animal projects today. We only have a few more to hear about tomorrow.
We'll be reading the Polar Express next month and doing some fun activities that go with the book. Our ending activity will be a special treat with our book buddies. Please look for a sign-up genius to come soon for items we'll need donated. Thank you, in advance to everyone who sends in something.
Keep up the great work on memorizing facts! Mrs. Brown and I were so impressed with how many people made big leaps last week!
Come check out the hidden turkeys in the hall inspired by this wonderful book that I read the class on Friday. Ask your child to retell you the story.
Magic phrase: A contest is one way to get a good or service.
Tomorrow we'll start a contest to reinforce one of the ways goods and services are allocated. Good luck to everyone in our class!
Mrs. Brown and I will be sending home progress reports on Wednesday to those who need to work on specific standards before report cards. Please e-mail us if you have any questions.
Your child's Square 1 Art orders have been placed on his/her desk if you ordered last month. Please remind your child to be gentle with the breakable items. If you'd like to pick them up in the morning to prevent any breakage, please feel free to pop in!
Happy Veteran's Day to all who have served our great nation! Thank you!
We have completed 3 paragraphs in our animal research papers. We'll finish them tomorrow. I can't wait to see everyone's models on Friday! We'll be sharing our papers and models on Friday and Monday. All shared projects will be displayed in the media center.
Math: We have been working on using the hundreds chart for addition and subtraction. Tomorrow we'll use base 10 for our subtraction strategy. The class learned a new addition game today. They had a great time. It was obvious who has their facts memorized. Please continue to work on this nightly.
In science we're still learning about energy. Our focus this week has been on pushes, pulls and friction. Please ask your child to give you examples of each. Our science test will be on Monday.
Next week we'll begin our first social studies lesson. It's on the allocation of goods and services. Your child will need to know all 8 ways goods and services are allocated by the end of the school year, but he/she will need to know the first 4 introduced by Friday. The 4 I'll be discussing next week are: barter/trade, contest, buy/price, and majority rules. Please try to question your child about these next week to reinforce the concept.
This week we've learned how to write compound sentences and we've learned that holidays, product names, and geographic locations all need to be capitalized.